CONTENTS / Spaghetti Dinner & Roast for Tim Smith / Reflection for Sunday’s Sermon on Philippians 1 / VBS 2015 Summer SeaQuest June 22–26 / Open Door ABF Study in Daniel / 24 Hour Prayer Vigil / Prayer Requests
Spaghetti Dinner & Roast for Tim Smith – We invite everyone to attend a special Spaghetti Dinner & Roast for Tim & Joyce Smith on Wednesday evening, June 17th beginning at 6:00 pm. Come and enjoy Gerry Friedman’s delicious Zuppa Toscana Soup, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Caesar Salad, Homemade Bread Sticks, Ice Cream Sundaes, and have a fun time of fellowship and laughter as we loving send the Smith’s off to Ohio!
Reflection for Sunday’s Sermon on Philippians 1”
This Sunday Pastor Riddle will be preaching from Philippians 1. Verse 21 is one of the great verses that grab our hearts when Paul powerfully exclaims, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Old preacher and theologian J.C. Ryle echoes this sentiment when reminds us,
(As we live our lives) let us cleave to Christ more closely, love Him more heartily, live to Him more thoroughly, copy Him more exactly, confess Him more boldly, follow Him more fully. Religion like this will always bring its own reward. Worldly people may laugh at it. Weak brethren may think it extreme. But it will wear well. At even time it will bring us light. In sickness it will bring us peace. In the world to come it will give us a crown of glory that fades not away. The time is short. The fashion of this world passes away. A few more sicknesses, and all will be over. A few more funerals, and our own funeral will take place. A few more storms and tossings, and we shall be safe in harbor. We travel towards a world where there is no more sickness, —where parting, and pain, and crying, and mourning, are done with for evermore.
Heaven is becoming every year more full, and earth more empty. The friends ahead are becoming more numerous than the friends astern. ‘Yet a little time and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.’ (Heb. 10:37.) In His presence shall be fulness of joy. Christ shall wipe away all tears from His people’s eyes. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is Death. But he shall be destroyed. Death himself shall one day die. (Rev. 20:14.) – J.C. Ryle, “Practical Religion”
And so, as Christians anticipate the death of death in each day that passes, we realize that our lives are becoming ever more Christ, and death will be a glorious, great gain. And so we sing with joy – even in the face of death – saying, “O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?”
VBS 2015 Summer SeaQuest June 22–26 from 6-8pm – Register by clicking here! Takes your Vacation Bible School kids deep into the adventure filled book of Jonah to meet the Sovereign God who saves! Summer Seaquest anchors VBS Sea Explorers in God’s Word as they follow the famous fleeing prophet – Jonah – tracing his roundabout route to repentance to discover life-changing truths about the Savior he points to.
Open Door ABF Study in Daniel – The Open Door ABF is beginning a study of the book of Daniel and our teachers are Dave Faris and Dave Riley. Our ABF meets in the church library at 11:15am immediately after the choir completes their rehearsal. Please consider joining us- all ages are welcome. If you have questions about the ABF please contact RE Jay Herman at 843-655-6157.
24 Hour Prayer Vigil – The sanctuary will be open from 6:00 am-9:00 pm on June 15th for at time of prayer. Pray anytime from 6:00 am Monday, June 15th to Tuesday, June 16th @6:00 am. Let us all join together in prayer.
- Josh Roberts – recuperating from back surgery
- Harvey Keiser – recuperating from hip replacement surgery
- Stan Canter – patient at Waccamaw Hospital following a stroke
- Dorothy Lambert – severe spinal stenosis
- Fred Glover – patient at Waccamaw Hospital
- Lorraine Robbins – recuperating from a recent fall in her home
- Jack Miller – undergoing 9 weeks of radiation (5 days a week) treatments for prostate cancer
- Les Pheulpin– has a rare type of liver cancer
- Callie Papp – Janet and Joe Papp’s 22 month old granddaughter, Callie, is is having seizures
- Sam and Dorothy Paul – Their daughter, Clelia, will be receiving radiation treatments for cancer.
- Debra Strauss – (Art & Arlene Strauss’ daughter)has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), please pray for a miracle for her healing as there is no cure at this time and only God’s great love can save her